chronic pain, culture
Book Excerpt from The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, As Written By Our Genetic Code
Sam Kean | Jul 1, 2012
In Chapter , "Genes, Freaks, DNA," author Sam Kean draws parallels between the lives of Gregor Mendel and Johannes Friedrich Miescher, who both made scientific discoveries that were truly ahead of their times.
Meeting of the Minds
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2012
New changes at The Scientist will ensure that we continue to showcase the best and brightest ideas in the life sciences.
DNA Truth or Dare
Sam Kean | Jul 1, 2012
Learning the intricacies of your own genetic profile is a double-edged sword.
All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing
Frederick Southwick | Jul 1, 2012
False credit for scientific discoveries threatens the success and pace of research.
NIH Tackles Racism
Bob Grant | Jun 25, 2012
An advisory committee urges the federal funding agency to take steps to counter racial bias in the granting process.
UK Gov’t Supports Open Access Plan
Jef Akst | Jun 19, 2012
The UK government releases its recommendation that open access be “the main vehicle for the publication of research,” though it warns of the costs that could entail.
Opinion: What’s Wrong with COI?
Opinion: What’s Wrong with COI?
Thomas P. Stossel | Jun 12, 2012
Financial “conflicts of interest” should not be so quickly condemned. Industry relationships are unequivocally beneficial.
Opinion: Justice Delayed, Health Denied
Joseph Amon | Jun 4, 2012
African justice systems must change to help curb HIV and tuberculosis transmission in prisons.
Cartographer of Metabolic Pathways Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 4, 2012
A biochemist who mapped the ways in which molecular pathways interact passed away at age 96.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2012
The Aha! Moment, Imagine, Ignorance, and The Age of Insight